Not every single living room has enough space for a traditional sofa and love seat fitting — or even to get a traditional sofa. But that’s okay. By using just a love seat, you not only make tight quarters appear less crowded, you also have the opportunity to capture the wave of a sexy furnishing tendency — combining your pieces, instead of matching them.
Your love seat may not have a significant footprint, but it may and ought to create some visual noise, since it’s probably one of this room’s biggest, most focal elements. If space permits, pull it forward into a grouping with one or two sleek slipper seats to provide it center-stage existence. Top the group with standout cushions in daring bolds or brights — bright yellow, primary red, grassy green, and large patterns such as geometrics all pep up tight hallways and little furniture.
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Make your love bench pop by backing it with a stylish, contrasting-color wall. Vertical curtain or paint stripes carry the eye upwards, visually lifting a low ceiling, but also making squat seating appear longer by comparison. Horizontal lines create a room appear wider, but accentuate a love seat’s lack of length. If you would rather a “quiet” monochromatic scheme, then provide the love seat minor existence against a wall color that’s a shade lighter than its textile. Preferably, use pale neutral hues throughout for airiness, instead of cold, stark whites or dark, light-absorbing hues.
Even a streamlined love seat may make a room appear to be leaning, if you don’t balance it at the floor plan with a similar-sized object. Place it over from a low bookcase or fireplace, like. If you do, you might position a chair to each side, perpendicularly; by separating these additional chairs as opposed to placing them side by side, you don’t soften the love seat. Incorporate proportional elements throughout, but don’t go overboard; cluttered rooms appear smaller than they truly are, and abundant accessories and furniture clean out or diminish a love seat’s existence.
Comfortable apartment, loft or small-house living ensures incorporating stylish, smart seating arrangements for unexpected guests or the occasional intended get-together. Some options include a coffee table using tuck-under ottomans, and a shelving-unit storage bench placed under a window at window-seat style. This kind of bench can home floor cushions to get an even larger party. A love seat that’s also a sofa bed turns a tiny living room into sleeping quarters for an overnight guest or couple.